The background uses a double embossing technique. Clear versamark was spread over the top side of the embossing folder, used to emboss white card, then heat-embossed with red embossing powder. This was repeated to add a different part of the embossing board so that the words read in two directions. Finally, the tag was inked with Bundled Sage, Pine Needles and Walnut Stain, and the edges distressed with scissors.
A couple of swirly bits were cut from core-dinations card using a Sizzix strip die, then sanded to reveal the green core. Leaves were punched from different colours of textured card and the edges distressed with Pine Needles ink. A length of tuile was torn and added together with some red pearls for holly berries. Finally, a metal charm snowman was heat-embossed in white, a black promarker used to make buttons & eyes, and a tiny length of stripy ribbon cut for a scarf and wrapped around the snowman's neck, before attaching to a jump ring and hanging from the tuile.
The reindeer was diecut from empty cat food box, heat-embossed in vintage gold, the covered with glue from a glue pad and sprinkled with ultrafine gold glitter before adhering to the tag. A red pearl was used for Rudolph's nose (it has to be Rudolph!).
The tree charm was decorated with tiny blobs of red, green and gold glitter glue for baubles. The star was filled with Liquid Pearls then a blob of holographic glitter glue added for extra sparkle. Finally, a length of frayed, green ribbon was threaded through the top of the tag.
Just to finish, I thought you might like to see the other tags featured this month. I couldn't bear to give them away yet :-)
"12 Tags of Christmas"
Entered for the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show...a Tim Holtz themed tag
Joanna Sheen - it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
My Craft Spot - Tag...You're It!